Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: A Resource Guide

Year of publication : 2015

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This guide aims to serve as a tool for professionals, implementers, and advocates looking to pursue and promote WASH advocacy efforts. It provides a list of annotated resources that cover WASH and global advocacy, along with relevant organizations in the WASH advocacy field.

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This guide explains that Advocacy is essential for effective partnerships, adequate funding, and long-term sustainability of development outcomes, and will be necessary for effective implementation of the SDGs. 

Advocacy is defined as “the process of strategically managing and sharing knowledge to change and/or influence policies and practices that affect people’s lives.” This includes raising awareness at the grassroots level and with key influencers, creation or reformation of policies, and encouraging the effective implementation of those policies. 


This guide lists dozens of WASH Advocacy resources, organized as follows:

  • Reports
  • Manuals
  • Resources for Advocacy Days
  • Campaigns and Advocacy Days
  • Annotated list of Organizations and Coalitions that support advocacy for WASH

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